ITANAGAR, Jan 04: Arunachal Pradesh tableau selected to take part in Republic Day Tableaux Parade 2019 at New Delhi with ‘Peace Within’ as theme, the information of which was received by state’s IPR department asa precious New Year gift from Ministry of Defence (MoD).
A team of artists led by expert Dhruba Bhattacharjee diligently prepared the tableau as MoD’s strict instruction was that all tableaus should be on Gandhiji or Gandhiji-related.
The selection of tableau is a painstakingly rigorous process involving various stages of elimination. An expert committee is appointed to select the tableaux from amongst the participating states of the country. After selection also the MoD gives instructions for changes and modifications at various stages.
However, IPR department at a short notice within a very short period successfully prepared the tableau which has been selected, adding a shining feather in the department’s cap for winning laurels for the state.
In all 32 states had sent their tableaus for selection out of which only 14 were selected by the expert committee. Only Sikkim and Arunachal from the NE have crossed the hurdle. It may be mentioned here that Arunachal tableau has been selected for 13 times over the years and in 2017 the state won the first position with theme ‘Yak Dance’ of the Monpas.
The team consisting of Bhattacharjee, had won state award (Gold Medal) last year, exhibition assistant Hage Habung, exhibition artist Roto Tadi, artist Sangey Tsewang and artistes from West Kameng district are leaving for New Delhi shortly.
IPR Minister Bamang Felix, secretary Sonam Chombay, special secretary Himanshu Gupta and director Obang Tayeng have congratulated the art & exhibition cell members on their excellent achievement, stupendous success and conveyed their best wishes for the D-Day.
Needless to say that the IPR department is quietly contributing to the state government not only in the field of dissemination of information on policies and programmes of the GoAP but also in other activities that can potentially enhance its image and esteem under CM Pema Khandu. The DIPROs are playing a pivotal role to make the Arunachal Rising campaign a huge success. Fingers crossed, hoping for yet another award in the final stage of the tableaux. (DIPR)